The Finance Ministry has invited suggestions and ideas from the general public for the Union Budget 2016-17, with a view to making it a reflector of people’s expectations and aspirations, to the extent possible. In a democratic environment, citizen’s involvement in formulation and implementation of policies is necessary for the betterment of policies and their success. It also help government to implement the policies which enhance the welfare of every section of the Society.
Before finalizing the Union Budget 2016-17, the Government of India has asked citizens to send in their suggestions to incorporate the selected suggestions into the budget as had been included in the last year’s budget as well. To promote the ‘Jan Bhagidari’ (People Partnership) and to infuse more transparency into the budget making exercise, government decided to invite suggestions from the general public. Ministry of Railways has also asked general public to contribute ideas for Railway Budget so that useful public suggestions may be included in the budget for the benefits of general public.
Before presenting the final Budget, the government holds discussions with different stakeholders like trade unions, economists, industry representatives and social sector activists. The rigorous course of pre-budget consultations steered by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team of policymakers, ahead of the announcement of Union Budget 2016-17 on February 29 this year, are already in motion. While giving out his opening remarks at the recent pre-budget consultation meet, Jaitley implied the focus of this year’s budget could revolve around the social sector, inclusive growth being the focal point this year for the government. Earnest suggestions and ideas laid before the FM by representatives from sectors like banking, social, IT, small and medium enterprises (SME), agriculture, education and healthcare, have only set expectations pounding for positive changes in these sectors.
Finance Minister asked for the Citizens for submitting ideas and suggestions on the ambit of budget proposals as presented in the Parliament. Anybody wanted to share their ideas or suggestions in the Union Budget 2016-17 may submit their ideas or suggestions on WWW.MYGOV.NIC.IN.
The last date for submissions of suggestions is 29th January 2016.